142 weeks and 5 days | Me and Mine {November}

It’s only as I started typing this post that I suddenly had the stark realisation that it’s December tomorrow.

December?!

We are just one month away from a brand new year.

To say that life is ‘passing me’ by is not quite right; I’m really mindful of each and every day and am fully aware of how lucky my little family and I are.

But, try as I might, no matter how mindful — or grateful — I am, since we had the boys, time seems to be whizzing by at double speed.

It’s ridiculous to think that the twins have been at nursery for a full year already. Their first day was on 25th November 2014; two shy little toddlers, a little bit awestruck by the older children.

They’d been put in ‘The Two’s Room — almost four months before they would actually turn two — so they were significantly younger than some of the other children in their group. But as the year’s gone on, they’ve settled in so well.

They’ve sung, played, crafted, created. And it’s been a joy to see their little personalities emerge.

And as the months have rolled by, they’ve been joined by smaller children, so now are not the youngest in their room anymore.

Crazy to think that in March they’ll move up to the pre-school room. Even the name of it — pre-school — fills me with a cold shiver of dread.

Pre-school. 

The pre-cursor to another life. Life without my babies.

Alright, I know I’m perhaps being a little melodramatic and it will be absolutely fine but, I waited SO long for these little chaps to join the party, it seems dreadfully unfair that my life with them, as it currently stands, is so very nearly over. The baby years are already gone, so the thought of these squishy, chunky toddlers making their exit too — soon to be replaced by proper little boys — is a bit much to take on board.

Anyway. I don’t want to think that far ahead (the rate we’re going it will be here before we know it)!! Swiftly back to November.

We’ve had a fun and interesting month, that’s for sure! We’ve been lucky enough to experience one of the most exciting opportunities that my blog has brought, to date.

We’ve been reviewing electric cars for a government backed campaign. So much fun and a brilliant experience. More about that in the coming weeks.

I went to Blogfest and met up with my blogging buddies.

We also had a fantastic day out in London and went to Borough Market — which I love — followed by a trip up the Shard which was spectacular!! Go if you ever get the chance — it was amazing.

The Shard is where these pics were taken. Right at the top of the highest building in London! It was SO cold up there and they had a little igloo, where you could sit and admire the view. This is where we’re sitting in these snaps.

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Me and my boy ♥

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Photobombed by a little Cosmonaut

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That face. LOVE.

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My boys and me

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Me and Mine in November

I think these are some of my fave Me and Mine photos, since we began this project.

I LOVE the ones of just my boy and me — and particularly love the one of Cosmo-Bear getting in on the action and photobombing us. They’re pretty grainy, as the light was fading, and there’s a lot of movement too — which is making them soft — but they’re a lovely reminder of a fantastic day.

So just to recap:

This month’s highs ~
• Going to Blogfest for the first time.
• A day out at Borough Market.
• A trip up The Shard.
• Reviewing the amazing Nissan Leaf and the BMWi3 (which I didn’t want to be parted with).
• Watching our beautiful niece get married :)

This month’s lows ~
• The awful atrocities that happened in Paris.

dear beautiful
Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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20 Comments

  1. 30th November 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Think these might be some of my favourites of yours too…that one of Cosmo diving in make me laugh out loud! I know I say it every month but you look like such a happy family, always gorgeous smiles. I cannot wait to read more about your cars, super exciting! xx #meandmine

    • 2nd December 2015 / 11:58 am

      Hahahaha!! ME too!!! Makes me laugh to see his cheeky little face!!! He thought it was hilarious that his mama and daddy were having a smooch in the igloo! he was desperate to get involved and break up the party!! xxx

  2. 30th November 2015 / 11:11 pm

    These are definitely my favourite Me and Mine photos of yours Caro, they are amazing! I just love the colours and the igloo backdrop is so good too! Just fab. Look how grown up and cheeky the boys look. Can’t wait to meet them someday. Love the pic of you and your man – so much love there xxx #meandmine

    • 2nd December 2015 / 11:52 am

      Aah mine too!! It was SUCH a lovely day out — I would never have thought about going up the Shard but I won a ticket!! It was AWESOME — would definitely recommend it! :)

  3. 1st December 2015 / 7:44 am

    What a gorgeous family you all make!
    #twinklytuesday

  4. 1st December 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Such lovely happy pictures! Sounds like you have had a fun busy November. My youngest will be starting pre school next year and it fills me with fear. I am still struggling to get my head around my Meme being old enough to be in school (she started this Sep). xxx

    • 2nd December 2015 / 11:54 am

      Aw thanks so much Natalie! It’s scary how fast the time goes isn’t it? HOW can my babies be starting pre-school next year?! They’ve only just been born!!! xxx

  5. 1st December 2015 / 2:05 pm

    I think that feeling that time is slipping away from you gets worse and worse as they get older! It both fills my heart with joy and breaks it a little bit to see my babies growing up. I literally have to force my mind away from the topic when it creeps in, I don’t want to face it yet! Like you say, I guess all we can do is live in the moment and cherish every day. We are so blessed to be Mums to happy, healthy kids. Looks like you’ve all been making the most of each other this month and having lots of fun. Love your pics, we never seem to get around to photos with all of us in them. Xx

    • 2nd December 2015 / 11:56 am

      Thanks Sue — gosh I’m glad it’s not just me that feels this way!! I know you should feel happy to watch them growing and developing but I haven’t had my fill of the baby years yet!!! I wish it lasted a bit longer! They’re just growing up so fast!!! xx

  6. 2nd December 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Oh I still havent done mine yet, will have to do at the weekend, I love these Caro they are gorgeous all of them. You all look like you are having so much fun. I imagine your house to be crazy and so much fun x

    • 14th December 2015 / 1:09 pm

      Hahaha!! You’d be right!! Definitely crazy ;) Thanks so much lovely — it was SUCH a fab day out!! :)

  7. 3rd December 2015 / 10:41 am

    Absolutely fab photos, partic love the first photo bomb one of him diving in. Gorgeous.

    • 14th December 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Hahaha!! I love that one the best too — made me laugh when I first saw it :) xx

  8. 3rd December 2015 / 9:38 pm

    Ah what a gorgeous post full of love! Stunning pictures with you and your boys. Sounds like you have had a spectacular month. What a high! So deserved too sweetie! xxx

    • 14th December 2015 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks chickie — we had such a lovely day! I won a ticket up The Shard and I don’t think we’d have gone otherwise!! It was amazing xx

  9. 7th December 2015 / 8:05 am

    Ahh what a ruddy gorgeous family you are! LOVE these photos! You know how much I struggled with Zach moving up to pre-school so I know exactly how you feel. The speed three little people grow is astonishing. Thanks for still linking up to #TwinklyTuesday lovely :)

    • 9th December 2015 / 3:04 pm

      Aah thanks so much lovely!! Yes — the pre-school thing is turning my stomach into knots — I can’t believe how fast they’re growing up!!

  10. 8th December 2015 / 7:27 am

    Aww pre school it’s a big step!! I was t very good at accepting Monkey moving on!! He’ll be at school next year!! Eek! Love the photos they look fab not been yet but it’s on my list of places to visit Cxx #twinklytuesday

    • 9th December 2015 / 3:03 pm

      It’s a huge step isn’t it — but SCHOOL?!! Ohmyword — I’d be beside myself about that!! I’m hyperventilating just thinking about it!!! I wan’t time to slow down just a little bit!

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